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Walking and cycling in Corfu - The best walking areas !!

The lushness of Corfu's famous olive groves is a pleasing contrast to the cobalt blue of the Mediterranean, Corfu has the best of both worlds as far as weather goes with winter rains from the mountainous mainland and glorious hot, dry summers. It is this wealth of woodland that provides the island's havens of peace and quiet, areas where the beach-weary visitor can explore and find cool shade from the sun. On the higher ground of the mountains, and along the undeveloped coast, there are other opportunities to escape from the crowds.

Walking in Corfu: The best walking areas are on the more remote northeast and west coasts, and on the high ground of Mount Pantokrator, Mount Agios Mattheos and Mount Agios Deka. However, by walking inland through olive groves, peace and quiet can also be found within a few meters of busy resorts. Of interest to any walking enthusiast is the Corfu Trail, a 200 km fully-marked walk crossing the whole island.
The route meanders through diverse landscapes, linking beauty spots, beaches, picturesque villages, monuments and monasteries. The entire walk can be done in 8 to 12 days - alternatively you can pick out sections, as detailed in the guide book.

Cycling. Hire bikes can be used for the many off-road tracks on Corfu island. The least hilly areas are in the south, round Lake Korission and Lefkimmi, in the western Ropa Valley area, and in the north, round coastal Sidari, Roda and Acharavi. But, anywhere on the island, you should be prepared for rough surfaces, pot-holes and for some steep climbs.

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